Visa Service for Students

Our Visa Service is available to all international students of HU Berlin. Through the Visa Service, you can both apply for and extend your residence permit and receive multilingual support and advice. This way, you can save yourself the trip to the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung).

Doctoral students should contact the International Scholar Services (ISS).

Current situation:
Due to the policies to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the Visa Service is closed until further notice. Of course we will continue to answer your questions by E-mail.

From now on, the Visa Service will offer contactless consultation hours via Zoom every Thursday from 14:00 to 16:00.
There you can directly contact one of our student employees with your questions and suggestions. Please use the following link during the given office hours:

Current situation in the Berlin Immigration Office
Starting Monday, 4 May 2020, a limited service will be possible. The clients will be contacted and invited by the Berlin Immigration Office. Personal consultation without an appointment will not be possible.

Please note: Temporary documents regarding the right of residence in Germany will be considered as valid by the Berlin Immigration Office (including the secondary provisions of these documents with regard to type and scope of employment in particular) until operations can be fully resumed.

Please be aware that travelling abroad and re-entering Germany are only possible with a residence permit that is still valid.

FAQ Coronavirus - Freqently Asked Questions about the Visa Service and residence permits regarding the current situation

enlightened For current information from the Berlin Immigration Office, see:

Support programmes and funds for (international) students in the current situation:


Application/extension of residence permits

1.   Application for an electronic residence permit (eAT) with or without eID function

1.1 Extension of a residence permit

1.2 Residence permit to seek employment


Our Visa Service Team:

Photo: Isabella Oppen



Visa Service

Unter den Linden 6
Room 1071
(+49 30)
20 93-46 746
Only during opening hours